Shenzhen Government Online
Q&A
Q: I want to visit my wife in Shenzhen im in the uk at the moment, would I have to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days or could I stay in our flat and quarantine there? 09-30
A: Office of Port of Entry and Exit of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government: You will be required to undergo a 14-day collective quarantine and it is at your own expense.
Q: Can I apply for the Foreigner's Work Permit without a Z visa? 09-15
A: Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality: No. Z or R visa is one of the required materials for the application of Foreigner's Work Permit. 
Q: Does Shenzhen have motorcycle driving license test and in English? 08-25
A: Traffic Police Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau: No. You can only convert your English driving license to Chinese driving license.
Q: I am a foreigner. Where can I go if my permanent resident ID card is about to expire, is damaged or lost, or if I want to renew some of the information on it? 07-29
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: For permanent resident ID card extension, re-issuance, or renewal, please submit an application to the local Public Security Bureau Exit and Entry Administration Office. For more details, please refer to the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website.
Q: We are both foreigners working or living in Shenzhen. Can we register for marriage in Shenzhen? What supporting documents should we submit? 07-29
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Yes. Both of you shall submit a single status certificate issued by your country (see the Regulations on Marriage Registration for details) and a certificate of recognition of the validity of residents' marriage registration abroad by your country.
Q: I am a registered resident of Shenzhen. Where should I register for marriage? Where should I register for marriage with a foreigner? 07-29
A: Civil Affairs Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Shenzhen has 10 Marriage Registries of the Civil Affairs Bureau in districts (and new area) by jurisdiction. To apply for marriage registration, you can bring your valid household register, ID card, and photo and register for marriage at the Marriage Registry of the Civil Affairs Bureau of the district (or new area) where your registered residence is located. Registration of a marriage involving a foreigner (Registration for marriage of a resident with Shenzhen hukou and a foreigner, overseas Chinese or a resident of Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan) is also handled at the Marriage Registry of the Civil Affairs Bureau in each district or new area.
Q: Can I apply for the registration of a foreign baby born in China online? 07-28
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Yes. You may submit an application on the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality website.
Q: If a foreigner visiting China for travel purposes lives in a serviced apartment (which is different from a hotel and whose guest registration system is not connected with the public security system), does he/she need to go to the public security bureau for residence registration within 24 hours of arrival? 07-28
A: Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality: Yes, he/she should go to a nearby police station for residence registration.
Q: Can I still buy and eat seafood? 06-20
A: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Current studies show that the COVID-19 virus is transmitted mainly through droplets and close contact. Transmission through aerosol is also possible if you’re exposed to high-concentration aerosol in confined spaces for a long time, and other transmission channels are still to be confirmed. Currently, there’s no evidence showing that eating seafood can cause COVID-19 infection. In daily life, citizens should pay attention to food hygiene and safety. Different chopping boards should be used for raw ingredients and cooked food. After processing raw meat, poultry and seafood, please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and running water.
Q: If I have had contact with someone who’s been to an epidemic-affected area and my nucleic acid test result is negative, should I undergo quarantine? 06-15
A: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention: According to current epidemiological investigations and research findings, the COVID-19 incubation period ranges from 1 to 14 days, and confirmed cases usually have an incubation period from 3 to 7 days. If the person you had contact with has ruled out COVID-19 infection, you don’t need to be quarantined. If the person is infected, but you took preventative measures during your contact with him or her and your nucleic acid test result is negative, then you don’t need to be quarantined. However, if you didn’t take preventative measures while you had contact with the person, even if your test result is negative, you’ll have to undergo a 14-day collective quarantine according to related policies.
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